In Cape Town we have links with other groups of health systems researchers, including:
Health Systems Trust (HST) is a non-profit organisation working to strengthen ongoing development of comprehensive health systems in southern Africa. Using a primary health care approach, they specialise in conducting health research, providing technical support, and information dissemination. Their strategies are designed to promote equity and efficiency in health and healthcare delivery.
The main purpose of the Unit is to conduct health systems research in order to develop health systems, improve the organisation, efficiency, effectiveness of health systems, and increase the impact of health systems on population health and well-being. The MRC HSR Unit conducts health policy, systems and service research utilising mixed methods to inform policy and to improve the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of service delivery. The unit focuses on strengthening community-based, school-based and health facility-based platforms, to promote health, and to prevent and treat disease.
The Stellenbosch University, Centre for Health Systems and Services Research and Development (CHSSRD)
Established in 2014 is a multidisciplinary entity that provides a shared service and academic platform for health systems and services research and development (HSSRD) within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
The Western Cape Department of Health delivers a comprehensive package of health services to the people of the province.
The CoCT Health Department's purpose is to maintain and improve the health of all communities in the City of Cape Town through a District Health System.